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curtain wall

[′kərt·ən ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
An external wall that is not load-bearing.

curtain wall

A method of construction in which all building loads are transmitted to a metal skeleton frame, so that the non-load-bearing exterior walls of metal and glass are simply a protective cladding. See also: Wall

curtain wall

curtain wall, 2
1. In a tall building of steel-frame construction, an exterior wall that is non-load-bearing, having no structural function; also see metal curtain wall.
2. In ancient fortifications, an enclosing wall or rampart connecting two bastions or towers.
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Civil engineering and construction company Cladtech International LLC (CTI) has been awarded a contract by Al Saad General Contracting Company for the manufacture and installation of curtain wall facades for the Sail Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Developed from the original Goff's curtain wall, the climate curtains provide flexible climate control isolation for a variety of applications such as freezer and cooler areas, loading docks, food processing lines and warehouse separation.
Large south- and east-facing curtain walls are used to maximize natural light.
From 54th Street, overlapping of vertical and horizontal planes, occasional square cut-outs with views through to surrounding buildings, and meticulous detailing of glass curtain walls all contribute to a beautiful architectural assemblage.
To ensure that the new space would work for Power-Packer's manufacturing needs and Gardner Bender's warehouse needs, Power-Packer decided to purchase and install curtain partitions made by Goff's Curtain Walls, based in Pewaukee, WI.
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Among the guidelines was a call for blast-resistant curtain walls to be incorporated into the design of federal facilities.